Harlequin Presents: The Valquez Bride by Melanie Milburne #Giveaway

Title:      The Valquez Bride
Author: Melanie Milburne

Genre: Contemporary, Romance
A wedding night she'll never forget!

Untouched Theodora Marlstone always wanted the fairy-tale wedding - a white dress and an adoring groom. Instead she's walking up the aisle toward a marriage of convenience to outrageously attractive Argentinean Alejandro Valquez! He promises raw sensuality, not devotion, but thanks to her father's will, Teddy must say "I do"....

Alejandro never wanted a wife, but his buttoned-up bride is a delicious present just waiting to be unwrapped. Beneath the white silk lies a woman who exceeds his wildest imagination, and it's clear that this union will burn the very paper it's written on!

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Meet the author: Melanie Milburne

Fast Facts

  • Melanie grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Sydney
  • Melanie read her first Mills & Boon novel when she was 17
  • Melanie has now published over 60 full-length novels for Harlequin Mills & Boon and her books are regularly released in several different countries, including Australia, the U.S., and the U.K.
  • Melanie currently lives with her family in Hobart, Tasmania.

Did you know?

  • Melanie knew she was going to marry her husband on their second date.
  • Melanie learnt to swim as an adult and after some great coaching, she went from a non-swimmer to National Top Ten in Master’s Swimming plus several State records.
  • Melanie also has a passion for the needs of children and animals and is active in supporting the Australian Children’s Foundation.

Career Highlights

  • In 2003, Melanie became the first (not previously published) Australian author in ten years to be contracted to Harlequin Mills & Boon Presents.
  • Melanie is a three-time ARRA finalist and an eight-time CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award Winner.
  • Melanie was the winner of the ARRA Favourite Category/Series Romance for 2008.
  • Melanie is an active member of Romance Writers of America, Romance Writers of Australia, and the Australian Romance Readers Association.
  • Melanie is also the recipient of the Holt Medallion Award’s Award of Merit and the 2009 Booksellers Best Short Contemporary Category.
  • Melanie was the winner of the R*BY in 2011 in the Short Sweet Category
  • Melanie was a finalist in the Book Sellers Best Category and R*BY finalist in Short Sexy Category in 2013 
  •  Connect with Melanie over the web:

    Website      Facebook     Twitter      Author Page

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  1. Such wonderful accomplishments and it was great reading about Melanie.

    1. I love reading romance books. This one sounds wonderful. Congrats.


  2. I have the book but a signed copy would be lovely.

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog today! Melanie's book sounds steamy and it's so sweet that she knew she would marry her hubby on the second date.

    1. Congratulations to Melanie on the release!

  4. Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) I just love your background!
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  5. That's a lot of career highlights! Congrats to Melanie!

  6. Sounds like the book sizzles, and 54 books? Really? That's amazing.

    1. Hi Crystal...It's over 60 books and it is amazing!

  7. Congratulations! Sounds awesome story!

  8. The Valquez Bride looks like great read. Congratulations on the release to Melanie!

  9. Love the blurb for this story - sounds like a lot of fun! :D

  10. Over 60 books! Wow! I also am impressed that she learned how to swim as an adult. That is quite an accomplishment. :) Best of luck to Melanie.